Sources: Logano signs with Penske, Kenseth joins Joe Gibbs
Mooresville, NC, United States (4E Sports) – Several changes will take place next year with Joey Logano expected to be behind the wheel of a Penske Racing car while Matt Kenseth will take over the No. 20 Toyota, according to well-placed sources.
A source told ESPN.com that Logano has reached an agreement to drive the No. 22 Ford or a third car for Penske. The deal could be announced as early as Tuesday.
Several sources also disclosed that Kenseth will take over the spot that will be vacated by Logano in the No. 20 Toyota of Joe Gibbs Racing after the 2003 Sprint Cup champion part ways with Roush Fenway Racing at season’s end.
The Kenseth deal is expected to be announced Tuesday at a news conference.
Las week, JGR president J.D. Gibbs said at Bristol Motor Speedway that he was hoping to re-sign Logano and add a fourth Cup team if sponsorship could be found.
Logano, who has spent his whole NASCAR career with Gibbs, said he was not interested in a part-time Cup ride and full-time Nationwide Series ride, which was one of his options at JGR.
In June, Kenseth announced he was leaving the Roush stable after the season and confirmed a deal with another team but he refused to elaborate.
Logano could take over the No. 22 Ford driven this season by Sam Hornish Jr., who took over since AJ Allmendinger’s suspension and subsequent release for failing a drug test in July.